Giovani Bernard   #25 RB

Height: 5-9   Weight: 205   Age: 27

Born: 11/22/1991 West Palm Beach , FL

College: North Carolina

Experience: 7th season

High School: St. Thomas Aquinas HS [Fort Lauderdale, FL]

CAR

13

YDS

27

AVG

2.1

TDS

0

Combine 2013

Combine
Stats:

  • Broad Jump122.0 inches
  • Vertical Jump33.5 inches
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.12 secs
  • 60 Yard Shuttle11.41 secs
  • 3 Cone Drill6.91 secs
  • Bench Press19.0 reps
  • 40 Yard Dash4.53 Secs

Strengths

Consistently twists or falls forward for extra yardage, two hands on the ball while going down. Short strides and quick steps allow for surprising cuts. Same strides help him get up to speed very quickly. Utilizes multiple lateral hops, cuts, and the occasional spin move. Has a thick base which helps with balance to break high tacklers. Very comfortable on draws and screens, reading blocks with patience and cutting off backsides. Very good vision, sees cut back lanes, anticipates momentum and blocks, weaves through trash. Likes to use short stiff arms downfield to keep some separation. Successful pass protector, mostly uses cut blocks. Reliable receiver. Quick initial move after the catch frequently makes the first man miss, especially when trailing.

Weaknesses

Torn ACL in 2010. Does not elect for fair catch as a punt returner even with coverage bearing down on him. Always goes for cut block in pass protection instead of attacking face up. Wish he brought more power on first contact, more often has an elusive style. Body catcher when asked to be a receiver. Large number of 2012 runs came out of shotgun.

84.0